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Sevilla defender Jules Kounde desperate to clinch Chelsea move

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is desperate to clinch a move to Chelsea.

Kounde is determined to play in the Premier League and fill the void in the Blues' defence.

American tycoon Todd Boehly has finally been given the green light by the Government to buy Chelsea for £4.25billion from Roman Abramovich.

Kounde, 23, is also convinced he will be first choice next season following upheaval in the Blues' defence, says The Sun.

Sevilla have vowed to play hardball again and hold out for Kounde's £68million release clause as they did during the January transfer window.

But the 2020 Europa League winners accept that their star centre-back wants a fresh challenge and talks are planned between Kounde and Sevilla sporting director Monchi to find a pathway out.

Sevilla are adamant they do not need to sell any players as they have qualified for next season's Champions League.

Barcelona are also chasing Kounde and Sevilla would reluctantly rather do business with a foreign team than a direct rival in Spain's LaLiga.

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